While most cricket fans were expecting a tame draw after an entire day was lost to rain, the West Indies cricket team slumped to a disastrous and stunning loss on the final day of the third test against India.
Set 346 to win, WI only had to bat out the final day in the slow manner of most of the test, held at Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Instead, the regional capitulated at mid-afternoon for only 108 in just 47.3 overs.
The result is particularly dreadful since the WI had taken early Indian wickets in the first innings and had batted well at the start of its own first knock.
But consistency is too much to ask of the West Indies, and, in its now commonplace fashion, the team crumbled to an embarrassing loss on Saturday afternoon.
Final scores: India – 353 and 217 for 7 declared; WI – 225 and 108.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 5 for 33 in the WI first innings.
WI had collapsed from 202 for 3, to 225 all out.
WI lost the first test and held on for a draw in the second, partly because of long patches of rain.
The fourth would be played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, from next Thursday.
Mercifully for the Jason Holder-led WI, the test series would then end.
Two T20 matches would be played on August 27 and 28 at Lauderhill, Florida.